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't or won't act. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> president obama's nominee to run the pentagon will have to wait at least another week for an up or down vote in the senate. it now appears chuck hagel will get the vote when senators return. two top republicans say they will stop efforts to stall his confirmation. that filibuster came a day after hagel was approved by the armed services by a party-line vote. one of his most vocal opponents says while he doesn't believe hague sell qualified, he won't hold up the process. >> i thought we had an agreement to wait a week so the remaining questions would be answered, but i understand the white house wanted a vote. they got a vote. we will have a vote when we get back. i'm confident that senator hagel will probably have the votes necessary to be confirmed as the secretary of defense. >> the gop it says blocked hagel's nomination in an effort to further examine his record and views on israel and iran. senate majority leader harry reid hopes to bring a final vote to the floor when congress goes back in session next monday. >>> so residen
in washington. the demonstrators called on president obama to keep a pledge and act on climate change. >>> at least three dozen people were killed sunday during a wave of bombings in iraq. six car bombs and three roadside explosions targeted mainly shiite neighborhoods of baghdad. >>> venezuelan president hugo chavez is back in his home country after medical treatment abroad. >>> two men are being questioned in the shooting death of a chicago area teen. 18-year-old jenae macfarland was killed in north chicago on the same day her sister attend ed president obama's speech on gun violence. >>> and memorabilia from the kennedy presidency was up for auction over the weekend outside boston. the president's air force one bomber jacket went for a cool $570,000. other items on the block included letters from former first lady jackie kennedy as well as photographs and some books. >>> a quick program note here, with the tenth ann visit of the iraq invasion one month away, tonight at 9:00, a new msnbc documentary hosted by rachel mad do you that details how faulty intelligence was held up as hard
. >>> i'm bret baier in washington. the big story here, president obama continued optimism a deal can be reached to avoid sequester. judging what is happening in washington is there reason for the optimism? president weighs in a week away from the automatic reduction and raid of federal spending growth. a week from the sequester, the administration is embarking op a national tour to promote aid and spending. senator is calling for it to be cap selled. should drones be used in miles per hour air space? if so, should they be for surveillance or armed? oscar pistorius will be free on bail until the trial in the valentine's day'shooting death of his girlfriend. he is charged with first degree murder. ♪ ♪ >> greg: so columnist for slate, the website, not the mote foric rock wants the airline ples to stop reclining in their seat. dan thinks it's rude but blames the airlines saying they recline in their seats because the seats recline. why do the seats recline? wouldn't it be better if they didn't? yes, they paid him to write that. seeking comfort, he thinks someone else has to give up t
with a 40,000-strong rally in washington, d.c., and others being held in major cities across america. organizers say it's important to put a face on the movement and a signal to the obama administration it is long past time to act. >> the president and the secretary of state, john kerry, both know that we can't afford to wait around on climate. we've got to do something now. we know they have the authority to do it. what we're doing is providing them with the love and support they need to do the right thing. >> the two main goals of today's demonstration is for the president to identify climate reject the proposed keystone tar sands pipeline. >>> next what john mccain says president obama is not doing that presidents before him have. >>> also, danica patrick races into the history books. what she did today that has never been done before. >>> and an artist will play his piano one final time tonight. we'll tell you about that coming up. >>> we're seeing a slightly cooler sunday compared to yesterday, which had 50s and some 60s outside right now. all locations running cooler in the las
of climate change. >>> undetoured by freezing temperatures, tens of thousands rally inside washington, d.c. demanding the barack obama administration on climate change and reject the pipeline. >>> the president earlier this year said he would push the pipeline through. sounds more cautious in his state of the kwraoup address. >> if congress will not act soon to protect future generations i will. i will direct my cabinet to come up with executive actions that we can take to reduce pollution, prepare our communities for climate change and speed the transition to more sustainable sources of energy. >> reporter: it will run from canada to the gulf coast. they claim the extrapgz of oil from tar sands generates more greenhouse casses. they said the president has gone part way but they want more. >> now we want him to do the next thing, say no to the keystone pipeline and say yes to cutting carbon from existing power plants. >> reporter: the keystone pipe line will be a difficult decision for the barack obama administration. and, of course, there is no ro
. >>> in washington the white house defended president obama's immigration bill proposal wake-up to congressional efforts. >> we're doing exactly what we said we would do. we'll be prepared in the event that the bipartisan talks going on in the hill which were very aggressive supporting. >> a draft of the president's plan leaked to the media does not wait for increased border security before creating a path to citizen-the bipartisan plan requires improved security first. republicans are upset about the leak, but apparently will continue to work on the bipartisan plan. >>> the fbi is investigating a physical assault on a baby on board a delta flight earlier this month. >> 60-year-old hundley of idaho seen in a mugshot from a previous arrest is facing federal assault charges for allegedly slapping a crying toddler seated nexto him on a delta flight from minneapolis. >> the baby mother says not only did he strike the baby, but said a racial slur. >> he said it again, but even more hateful and i pushed him away and that is when he slapped john people saw. >> hundley has been suspended from his
and jam crane, a major democratic donor. mr. obama due back in washington tonight. not only will facebook probably not pay a penny in federal and state taxes for all of 2012, the social media giant expects a federal tax refund of -- are you ready? $430 million. wow. here's why. facebook reported about $1 paraleg $1 billion in pretax dollars last year but gets to rely on stock options it awards to executives. it's perfectly legal. >>> an air force bomber jacket worn by jfk is a top seller of kennedy family memorabilia. the leather jacket has the presidential patch on it. it fetched $629,000. other items included a birthday card from john john to his dad and a marked up itinerary for the slain president's 1963 trip to dallas. relatives found the items at the ho home of one of jfk's special assistants. >>> a new report by "usa today" is uncovering serious problems with a multimillion dollar army program. the program calls itself the human terrain system. it's designed to help american troops better understand and interact with people in countries where they're stationed, to win the hearts an
in washington. they want more action on climate change. among the demands, they're looking for president obama to kill the keystone xl pipeline. we've got a reporter right in the thick of it and we'll take you there, just moments away. >>> massachusetts is covered with a thick blanket of snow again, just a week after a monster blizzard slammed into it. boston is the hardest hit with strong winds and blowing snow, making it very difficult to see. as you can see that driver there. in detroit a snowstorm resulted in a massive pile-up on the highway, southbound 175, i-75 was shut down for hours after about 20 to 30 cars spun out of control, drivers said it was simply impossible to see in a snowstorm. >> it was just like somebody suddenly threw a white sheet across the -- >> we could see nothing ahead of us. >> -- the wind shield. you could hear cars one after another banging. >> the winter storm warning for massachusetts ends a couple of hours from now just about 5:00. >>> over in illinois the family of jesse jackson jr. are struggling to cope with allegations the former congressman misused campai
day in washington d.c., but showing up for a reaction on climate change. environmentalists gathering at the nation's mall. the national mall. they want president obama to reject a proposed keystone pipeline that will carry oil from canada to the gulf of mexico. and supporters say the government intervention is ill-advised. a popular washington state gun maker responding to-- after they passed a sweeping assault weapons ban and new restrictions on ammunition. a political battle also at the same time is set in another state, colorado. lawmakers there are preparing to vote on gun control measures as early as tomorrow. adam housley is live for us in los angeles with more. adam. >> yeah, harris, the political gun battle from small towns like california, all the way to the national state and of course at the state level, you mentioned new york and colorado over the weekend, it was all about gun laws, like a marathon session on saturday. saw four of them passed, including gun laws that do everything from banning the purchase of magazines that hold 15 rounds to others have purchase private s
of these possible cuts. lisa rein is following this for the "washington post" and she joins me now. lisa, in recent days senior members of the obama administration have laid out an exacting detail all the terrible consequences that the sequester goes through while republicans, in many cases, have said it might not be that bad. from your reporting, can you tell who's working closer to the truth? >> well, it is hard to tell you about this is really in part a political game because it really does look like these 85 billion dollars in spending cuts will begin to take effect next fridayment it does not look as if congress, either side in congress has a real interest in resolving this issue. and the obama administration has over the past, i'm going to say, about two weeks has stepped up the pressure on republicans to say to the public, okay, dire consequences will result if these cuts take effect. that's in part because the agencies have to make the cuts across-the-board and they can't really make them without furloughs. now air traffic is just one area of the government that would-- that the white house
has begun on capitol hill. >>> there is a huge rally on the national mall in washington today as thousands pleaded for more action on climate control. among the demands, the protesters want president obama to e reject the keystone xl pipeline and to get the environmental protection agency to set carbon standards for power plants. more from that ahead on cnn. >>> a bigger than normal crowd packed the vatican today. it is the second to the last time the pope will address crowds from that famous window. about 100,000 people turned out to hear benedict ask for prayers for the next pope. 85-year-old pope shocked the world last week when he announced he is resigning. >>> we first told you object this last night. an idaho man accused of slapping a crying toddler across the fis while uttering racial slurs. toe, we're hearing from the little boy's parents for the first time. more now from dave bergen from care in minneapolis. >> twinkle twinkle. >> jonah is a smart and smiley 19 month old. but it's what happened on a delta flight that has his parents doing anything but smiling. >> he h
that he may have attacked her before the shooting. president obama is going back to washington after playing a round of golf with tiger woods. taking lessons from wood's former coach. they teed off and president went 27 holes and shot somewhere in the 80s. >> brand-new details emerging about the pope's health one week after he announced his resignation. they say his hearing has deteriorated and appears to have gone blind in his left eye. he got heart surgery and he is set to step down next month. >> danica patrick is the very first woman to win the pole at the daytona 500. she will start in the first position and jeff gordon will start second. she topped 196 miles an hour. >> i think it just shows what a great organization it is. when you put a good group of people together what can happen. >> and fox and friends is going to be live in the daytona 500 that is next week. >> congratulations to her she is a b the program. it's noisy, i've been there. today is officially known as washington's birthday but because we put them altogether, it's now known as presidents' day. we have some fac
in washington. >> john mccain is now using those very words, taking his criticism of the obama administration to a new level. this is all about the deadly attack on u.s. diplomats in benghazi, libya from last year. let's bring in barbara star. where is all this heading now? >> it is stepping up once again. the debate over what happened in benghazi this past week already slowed down senate confirmation for chuck hagel at the pentagon to be secretary of defense. john brennan to take over at cia and senator john mccain again and still wants answers from the administration about it all. a congressional hearing -- >> you ought to have your facts straight. >> after congressional hearing. >> who is responsible now? >> john mccain challenges the white house on his response to benghazi. now he is going further on nbc's "meet the press." >> there many, many questions and we had a massive cover up. >> you said there is a cover up? a cover up of what? >> i will be glad to send you a list of the questions that have not been answered. >> the white house said it has given answers. conducted 20 briefings for
and their take to president's role. >> these cuts in washington now as sequestration, are you willing to see first responders lose their job and teachers laid off? >> they were president obama's idea. >> the so-called "sequester" was obama's idea in the first place. he signed it law. >> white house recommended this. in august 2011. >> bob: to sell people this is obama's idea, it was his idea. but that is not what the public believes. the public believes -- >> andrea: do you hear yourself? >> bob: i am talking as a politician. is up why obama is doing what he is doing and sequestration being obama's idea. it doesn't matter. it does not matter. republicans are taking the fall. >> eric: i don't agree with you on that. >> andrea: the ad is bel beltway. you can go back and forth and play the blame game. okay. it's obama's fault. we know that. jay carney admitted it. what are you going to do about it? republicans would be better sevened cutting a deal on entitlements. they have the capital and they should do it. they are not pushing hard enough. your fault, your fault. who cares. it's not moving a
jones in washington. >> reporter: while president obama played golf with tiger woods at a private club in florida, his new chief of staff defended the white house against charges it's trying to sabotage congressional efrlts to reach a deal on immigration by drafting its own bill without consulting republicans. >> we're doing exactly what we said we would do which is we'll be prepared in the event the bipartisan talks going on the hill which were very aggressively supported, if those do not work out, then we'll have an option that will be ready to put out there. >> reporter: white house says its immigration bill is a plan b. if congress doesn't act. but a draft of the bill obtained by "usa today" drew fire from republicans who support the white house. marco rubio called it half baked, seriously flawed and dead on arrival. rubio, like john mccain, is a key gop negotiator. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. this raises the question that many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want to a result or does he want another reason to beat up republicans so he
of the gangth and this is five". >> america is on the brink of yet another fiscal fiasco and washington is again at a stand still. this time over a series of w automatic spending cuts due to hammer our economy on march 1. not helping matters is president obama's full blown campaign to pass blame on republicans. tearing into them a new on al sharpton's radio show. >> my sense is that their basic view is that nothing is i important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations. that's the thing that binds their party together at this point. >> dana, from a communications standpoint. >> a good idea to harness all the ammunition after the republicans say they'reth to blame, they're the ones that have the economy at a stand still in this country becausend their inability to act?in >> i think you get more beeset with honey from a communications standpoint and you would be able to accomplish more if you were more civil. as an american, and as a republican, i'm disappointed in the pot and i think wow. like he really doesn't like me. >> i like you. >> i finally realize that he has such di
was there and tells us what is being demanded of president obama. >> organizers say about 5,000 people marched on market street they marked against fracking in california. but this rally is support of a much bigger event in washington, d.c. sponsored by the sierra group aim -lted at the president. >> if you're serious about curving emissions you need to say no to the houston pipeline. >> reporter: build this pine line out of canada and the angered environmentalists. >> we've seen positive indications from the administration but we've also seen you know some indication that we would continue to explore our natural places for fossil fuel exploitation. >> reporter: in his state of the union address. the president said that he would take executive action to curve climate change if necessary but was quiet about the pipeline. >> we're going to pull our dollars out of the companies. >> reporter: john avalos is asking to diverge. the evidence was billed as the largest rally ever on the issue. the timing is for president's day weekend hoping to get the president's attention. >>> president obama also fe
and plenty more budget fighting on capitol hill. >>> a huge rally at the national mall in washington today as thousands pleaded for more action on climate change. among the demands, the protesters want president obama to reject the keystone xl pipeline and to get the environmental protection agency to set carbon standards for power plants. >>> a bigger than normal crowd packed vat tan city today. it's the second to the last time pope benedict xvi will address crowds of catholic faithful from that famous window overlooking st. peter's square. about 100,000 people turned out to hear benedict ask for prayers for the next pope. the 85-year-old pope shocked the world last week when he announced he's resigning at the end of the month. >>> danica patrick became the first woman to win the pole position for the daytona 500. she will share the front row next sunday with jeff gordon. this will be patrick's first full season in nascar sprint cup series. >>> a few minutes ago i talked with danica patrick right here on cnn. it was not long after her ground-breaking achievement. she joined me from dayton
folks fiscal cliff, if congressional republican and president obama don't reach a new budget deal. automatic spending cuts will impact every american come march 1st. let's get right to it. democratic strategist julian epstein is in washington. cnn contributor wry happen salon is in new york. the president proposed raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 an hour, something that would directly affect 4 million workers. those in favor say good economic stimulus. those against say bad, bad, bad for business. what do you think? . the reason we are setting a federal minimum there was the taxes to improve you incomes for households. the minimum wage benefits a slew of households, not very well targeted toward low-income households. the problem is that republican reasons tend to oppose the making work pay tax credit and the social security payroll tax cut. that left him a less efficient effective tool for raising incomes for low-income households. >> julian, let me ask you, one thing represent ihan brought up, to be cynical, the president, there's no longer a payroll tax break. so, if p
house, jr. now, yes, she has something else to talk about. >>> in washington, thousands of people are marching. their demands? they want more action on climate change. among their calls is for president obama to kill the big keystone xl pipeline. we have a reporter been in the crowds all afternoon. we will take you there in a few moments. >>> massachusetts soaked again with a thick blanket of snow a week after that devastating blizzard slammed into t boston's the hardest hit with strong winds and gusting snow, making it very hard to see. >>> in detroit, a massive pileup on the highway due to snow, southbound i-75 was shutdown for hours after about 20 to 30 cars spun out of control, crash nothing one another. drivers said it was impossible to see in the snowstorm. >> it was just like somebody suddenly threw a white sheet across the windshield. and we couldn't see anything. >> more cars, you could hear them smashing near be. >> one after another, banging. >> the winter storm warning for massachusetts ends less than an hour from now about 5:00. tom seder joins me from the weather cen
, it has been one of the coldest days of the year here in washington, but it did not stop tens of thousands of people from jamming the national mall, and then marching from here right past the white house. even though president obama is away in florida, the message that they wanted to send the him is clear. they want two things. they want the environmental protection agency to establish stricter emission standards on the existing power plants and not just future plants that will be built down the line. they also want president obama to kill the extension of the keystone pipeline. that is the oil pipeline that is coming from canada and would cut through the united states and bring all of the way to the gulf coast. a lot of folks here are younger voters or younger people who say, even though the u.s. right now may be as focussed on the debt ceiling and other issues, it is time to look further down the line. >> i am only 16, and some day i hope to have my own kids, and i think that this is -- i want them to live in a world that's, you know, like environmentally safe and natural. >> keystone xl
to each other. >> lincoln has really been using washington, d.c., they had a special screening for barack obama at the white house. they came back and had a big screening for the u.s. senate, that was sort of unprecedented. >> reporter: and his pick for best picture is going to benefit from its historical setting and it political momentum among oscar voters. >> you have to go with argo. i can't think of a woman that's won golden globe, critic's choice, zag oig,s.a.g., behalaf on to lose best picture. it's a toss up for best director, but i can see it going to ann lee. >> reporter: con kif they split vote there, could be a surprise from the star of the french film am amore. >> could sneak in for a win. >> reporter: although best actor category seem like a lock. >> daniel day-lewis has been winning everything. plus he's playing abraham lincoln. >> reporter: so we will see who gets to become part of oscar's history on sunday night. a.j. hammer, cnn, hollywood. >> so you and i both saw argo. really liked it. >> zero dark 30 i saw, as well. having spent time in afghanistan and seeing what took
's safe after that. thank you. >>> let's go to washington now. they are watching the calendar. just six days now away from those forced spending cuts. $85 billion in cuts this year. and president obama has been pushing house republicans to come up with a plan. meanwhile, we're getting warnings about what to expect if those cuts take place. >> flights to major cities like new york, chicago, and san francisco and others could experience delays of up to 90 minutes during peak hours because we have fewer controllers on staff. delays in these major airports will ripple across the country. >> we talked about new york, chicago, and san francisco, but it's not just the big airports that will have to scale back. smaller airports across the country could be forced to close. the transportation department could close control towers at as men as 100 small airports. >>> now to the latest on lance armstrong. you know, the department of justice is set to now join a lawsuit against the disgraced cycling star. armstrong admitted to using performance enhancing drugs when he won those seven tour de france
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are equal to each other. >> "lincoln" has really been using washington, d.c. they had a special screening for barack obama, and at the white house. they came back and they had a big screening for the u.s. senate. that was sort of unprecedented. >> and hammond says his pick for best picture is going to benefit from its historical setting, and its political momentum among oscar voters. >> you have to go with "argo." i can't think of a movie that's won the golden globe, critics choice, s.a.g. and bafta and gone on to lose for best picture. >> with it not being nominated for best director, that category is wide open. >> you know, it's a toss-up, i think, really between steven spielburg for "lincoln." >> stepped on a world stage now. >> but i can really see it going to "life of pi." >> the consensus is the best actress category comes down to jennifer lawrence and jessica chastain. but if they split the vote, there could be a surprise in this category from the star of the french film "amore." >> emmanuel reeva could sneak in for a win. >> although the best actor category seems like a lock. >> d
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